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  • Download our Zoo and Aquarium Portfolio

    September 24, 2018

    Gecko Group is a communications and design firm with over 25 years experience working with zoos and aquariums. We are collaborative professionals who work to understand the needs of your audience and how to translate that into unique, intuitive, and fun visitor experiences. Within this portfolio, you will find projects relating to the following services: […]

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  • Wayfinding Audit for Zoos and Aquariums

    July 06, 2018

    IS YOUR WAYFINDING EFFECTIVE?  Wayfinding is one of the first ways your visitors experience your Zoo or Aquarium.  An effective wayfinding system should enhance your audience’s understanding of your sites, exhibits, events, amenities and ultimately provide an intuitive and enjoyable experience. We have put together a resource to measure the effectiveness of your sites wayfinding. […]

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  • Grants for Websites, Mobile Apps, Touch Screen Interactives, Games and Virtual Tours/Environments

    January 04, 2018

    NEH Digital Media Grant If you would like to pursue this grant let’s talk about your digital media project.  Gecko Group can help you develop a work-plan to meet the requirements of the NEH grant application.  Receipt Deadline June 6, 2018 for Projects Beginning December 2018 Description This grant is for the development of websites, mobile applications, virtual […]

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  • An Exhibit 2,000 Years in the Making

    August 18, 2017

    An extraordinary exhibit over 2,000 years in the making, Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is a collaboration between The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia) and the Pacific Science Center (Seattle). Gecko Group and Universal Services Associates, Inc. are the design/build team that brought this remarkable project to life. The exhibit explores the science behind China’s ancient […]

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  • UPenn Unfolds a New Strategy for Social Impact

    July 20, 2015

    The Center for Social Impact Strategy is a new university-wide research and action organization focused on uncovering and supporting the most innovative approaches to creating public value. Located in Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, the Center’s work will be guided by the overarching objective to develop a deeper understanding of the distinctive strategies […]

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  • African Penguins Make a Splash at the Maryland Zoo

    September 27, 2014

    The Maryland Zoo is home to one of North America’s largest breeding colonies of African penguins and plays a key role in the conservation of this threatened species. The new state-of-the-art exhibit, opening September 2014, will provide an enhanced natural environment designed to reflect the South African home of these unique coastal birds. Designed by […]

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  • The Meadow Garden at Longwood is Open!

    June 18, 2014

    After years of planning, developing, imagining, collaborating, writing, designing, rewriting, redesigning, and hiking the meadow at Longwood Gardens, it is finally open. Come see the beautiful Meadow Garden and Webb Farmhouse & Galleries. It’s breathtaking and inspiring. We’re so pleased to have been a part of this incredible project. More photos to come as we […]

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  • Something HUGE is going on at Nashville Zoo

    June 17, 2014

    Fifteen full-size robotic dinosaurs living in the mysterious forest at Nashville Zoo. roar to life—and help visitors understand how these behemoths are related to the zoo’s animal and plant species. Dinosaurs at a zoo? Animatronics alongside our favorite furry (and scaly and feathered) friends? Recognizing the universal appeal of dinosaurs, Nashville Zoo jumped at the […]

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  • The Grape Discovery Center

    January 02, 2014

    A Growing Story….New Exhibit Opens to Rave Reviews! The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association Discovery Center’s new home was once a car dealership in the midst of the Lake Erie Grape Belt. Working closely with the board of directors and exhibition committee, Gecko Group helped transform the interpretive exhibit space into a vibrant visitor attraction. […]

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  • AZA Presentation 2013

    December 30, 2013

    Telling the whole story at AZA 2013…or not? AZA 2013 was packed with great sessions and information so you may have missed the poster created by Ellie Byrom-Haley President of Gecko Group and Christine Korhnak, Education Manager at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This poster evolved out of a workshop we conducted at AZA’s Mid-Year Meeting this […]

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